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1919 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Richard T. Jackson of La Conner passed away on April 23, 2011 at Harbor View Hospital in Seattle with his family at his side.
Dick was born August 22, 1919 in Whitney, WA, and graduated from La Conner High School in 1937.

Dick entered the Army in 1942 and served during WWII. After being honorably discharged in 1945 he married Jean Mulder on September 22, 1945. Dick and Jean raised three children and lived in the Snee Oosh beach Hope Island area for over 60+ years. Jean passed away in 2008.

Dick is survived by three children, Larry L. Jackson of La Conner, Sandra Bessner (Chuck) of Bothell, Ted M. Jackson of La Conner; two grandchildren, Scott Bessner of Cave Junction, Oregon, Melinda (Mark Petrick) of Portland, Oregon; two great-grandchildren, Andy and Tyler Petrick and an older brother Harry "Red" Jackson of Stanwood.

Dick retired from 32 years at the La Conner Post Office in 1981. He was one of the first members of the Hope Island Fire Dept. for over 35 years. He loved to fish the river every chance he could, clam digging, hunting and crabbing and walking the beach for beach glass. He also loved to cut fire wood when they had a wood burning fireplace.

Any donations should go to the Hope Island Fire Dept. A celebration of life will be held at The Snee Oosh Beach Club (old Hope Island Fire Hall) at 16846 Chilberg Ave., La Conner, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, May 21, 2011.
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